KLOwen CEO and Founder Owen
Named to Faculty of Sarver Institute
Dr. David Sarver—founder of The Sarver Institute, an online continuing education
membership platform for orthodontic and
dental specialists—has announced the faculty
appointment of Dr. Brandon Owen. Sarver, who
has more than 40 years of experience in private
practice and orthodontic education, recently
launched the institute with Jeff Behan of
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Owen, an ABO-certified orthodontist, has more
than 15 years of practice experience and lectures
internationally on lingual and digital orthodontics
and TMD. He is involved in three research projects
with the University of Alberta, and is the CEO
and founder of KLOwen Custom Braces. He owns
several patents, including the Owen Tripod Splint,
repositioning software and bracket pad extension.
LightForce Orthodontics, makers
of a customizable 3D-printed bracket
system, has appointed former Amazon
executive Kelly Cunning Riedel as its first
chief operating officer. Reporting directly
to company CEO and founder Dr. Alfred
Griffin III, Riedel will function as LightForce’s
second in command, with responsibilities
including manufacturing and production
operations, supply chain and logistics,
doctor success and customer service,
information technology and information
Smile Doctors Adds New Practices to Network
From 2013 to 2021, Riedel was a
senior member of the executive team at
Amazon Robotics, working as head of legal
and then director of global operations.
Her accomplishments included managing
operations across five different product
design centers with 100-plus suppliers
across four continents and launching a
350,000-square-foot innovation hub.
Smile Doctors, an orthodontics-focused dental support organization, announced its affiliation with nine practice groups
in seven U.S. states during the second quarter of 2021. The addition of a practice in Maryland represents the organization’s
first move into the state, bringing the total number of states served to 23 and total locations to 258.
Since January, Smile Doctors has affiliated with a total of 36 locations.
For more information, visit smiledoctorspartners.com.